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Wilsons Creek residents told to enact fire plans: fire meeting Mullumbimby

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Wilsons Creek residents are being advised that they should enact their fire plans. The weather is expected to change for the worse tomorrow (Tuesday) with increasing temperatures and wind.

‘The weather is not looking good for Tuesday,’ said Main Arm RFS captain Lance Hopkins.

‘Wilsons Creek residents are being advised to enact their fire plans. If you are going to stay and defend be well prepared and equiped at your properties or leave early. The narrow access is potentially hazardous for many properties if impacted by fire. You cannot count on a fire truck coming to your place immediately.’

Original story

The alert for Tuntable Falls, Terania Creek Road and Terania Creek has gone back up to Emergency Warning with residents being advised to leave by the Rural Fire Brigade (RFS).

According to reports from the RFS the fire continues to burn in the Nightcap National Park and the fire is threatening properties in the south west of Tuntable and Terania Creek.

If you are in the area of Tuntable Falls and your plan is to leave, leave towards Nimbin.

If you are in the area of Terania Creek Road and Terania Creek and your plan is to leave, leave towards The Channon.

Evacuation centre

The Nimbin  Showground, 33-37 Cecil Street, Nimbin, has been set up as an evacuation centre.

Fire meeting Mullumbimby

The fire is continuing to burn in the vicinity of Huonbrook and Upper Wilsons Creek and is there are concerns for the areas of Huonbrook, Upper Wilsons Creek, Wilsons Creek, Goonengerry and Upper Coopers as fires conditions worsen on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A community meeting has been called for tomorrow, Monday 11 November, for residents in the Huonbrook, Mullumbimby, Koonyum Range, Main Arm, Upper Main Arm, Goonengerry, Wilsons Creek, Wanganui, Federal and surrounding areas in Mullumbimby at the Civic Hall, 55 Dalley Street at 11am.

RFS crews have been in Huonbrook and Upper Wilsons Creek since Friday and are undertaking property protection and responding to calls for assistance. However, containment options in this area are very limited due to the difficult terrain.

It is expected that the fire will continue to burn for a number of weeks.

Go to Fires Near Me for further info related to fires and advice.


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